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O que você vai aprender

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    In this course you will find out that the Arabic Medieval World was diverse, advanced and connected.

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    In this course you will learn that knowledge travels between cultures and that the Arabic Medieval World influenced the world as we know it today.

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Aprox. 13 horas para completar

Sugerido: 5 weeks of study, 4-6 hours a week...

Inglês

Legendas: Inglês, Espanhol

Programa - O que você aprenderá com este curso

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1
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Welcome to this Course

Great that you are joining us! In this course you will learn about the Cosmopolitan Medieval Arabic World. Before you start with the course we invite you to first go through this module and introduce yourself in the forum to meet your fellow learners. If you encounter any difficulties while studying, please let us know in the forum. For technical difficulties or questions regarding the course certificate, you can always contact the Coursera Learner Helpdesk. Good luck & we hope you will enjoy this course! ...
1 vídeo (total de (Total 5 mín.) min), 6 leituras
1 vídeos
6 leituras
Meet the instructor & her team5min
Welcome to Leiden University5min
How to subscribe for J-stor5min
Complete our small survey5min
Community Guidelines & Academic Toolkit10min
Study tips for online learning5min
4 horas para concluir

The Medieval Islamic City

In this Module we will examine the Islamic City. We will discuss if such a thing as "the Islamic city" exists. If so, what are the features that we are looking for ? We will also focus on specific examples of cities in the Medieval Middle East, most notably Baghdad. How was it possible that Baghdad grew to the size that it did? And what role did hygiene and medical care for instance play in that growth?...
2 vídeos (total de (Total 15 mín.) min), 6 leituras, 3 testes
2 videos
The Hammam7min
6 leituras
Podcast explained2min
Introduction to the Islamic City30min
Islamic City - Historic Myth, Islamic Essence and Contemporary Relevance45min
Hospitals30min
Further Reading
Source Material: Medical commentary10min
3 exercícios práticos
Islamic - Historic Myth, Contemporary Relevance5min
The Medieval Islamic City15min
Arabic versus Greek10min
Semana
2
5 horas para concluir

Travel & Religion

In this Module we will focus on diversity and connection by looking at religion. We will explore Medieval society and zoom in on the fact that many different religions and religious views coexisted. We will see that different religions shared practices. Sometimes they would even worship in the same place. But we will also show examples of tension and the interaction between politics and religion. Furthermore we will try to find out how religious travelling shaped society. ...
4 vídeos (total de (Total 30 mín.) min), 8 leituras, 3 testes
4 videos
Minorities and different Islams8min
Shrines7min
Amulets (on location Volkenkunde Museum)6min
8 leituras
Podcast Explained2min
Source Material: Photos of Snouck15min
Jews in the Middle East and Europes
Origins of the Schism25min
Optional reading: Western Arabia in the Leiden Collections10min
Further Reading
Travelling to Jerusalem20min
Visiting Al-Haram al-Sharif10min
3 exercícios práticos
Muslim - Jewish relations15min
Religion15min
The Ascent to Heaven5min
Semana
3
5 horas para concluir

Trade

In this module we will take a look at trade. For the Medieval Middle East, trade was immensely important and it owed much of its wealth and prosperity to trade. There are the romantic images of caravans carrying lush fabrics, porcelain and gold along the desert roads of the silk route. And there is the dark side of a flourishing slave trade. But how correct are our images of what the Islamic or Arab world was and is like? Why is it that many people know about harems and very few people know about the legal innovations that enabled trade that we will also discuss in this module? To explore that question further we will introduce you to the concept of Orientalism....
5 vídeos (total de (Total 33 mín.) min), 7 leituras, 5 testes
5 videos
Porcelain3min
Legal Inventions7min
The Slave Trade8min
Orientalism7min
7 leituras
Podcast explained2min
The travelling of Goods and Ideas: Vikings & Dirhams15min
Udovitch - Legal Innovations45min
Muslim Slaves in Early Modern Europe: A Forgotten History of Slavery10min
Optional reading: Slave Traders and Karimi Merchants during the Mamluk Period: A Comparative Study .s
Further Reading
Focusing on 19th Century Orientalist Views10min
4 exercícios práticos
Legal Innovations5min
Trade & Orientalism15min
Naked versus Veiled5min
Orientalist or not?
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4
6 horas para concluir

Power Play

In the last Module we introduced the slave trade in the Medieval Middle East. In this module we will further explore slavery. How was it possible that some of the most powerful people in society, both men and women, were or had been slaves? We will discuss the outrage that followed professor Jonathan Brown's views on slavery and Islam. And with the concept of Orientalism in mind, we will try to sketch a more realistic picture of Harems. ...
3 vídeos (total de (Total 24 mín.) min), 7 leituras, 3 testes
3 videos
The Pen and the Sword8min
What made the Mamluk army possible and when did it change?8min
7 leituras
Podcast explained2min
Optional: Shajarat al-Durr20min
Political Intercession at Court45min
The Pen and the Sword45min
Optional: Mamluks through European Eyes40min
Further Reading10min
Jonathan Brown's view on Slavery30min
2 exercícios práticos
Political Intercession at Court5min
Power Play15min
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por MIJan 31st 2019

Great course with a wide array of materials that allowed me to understand better the important of Arab influence in Europe and worldwide.

por SMJan 30th 2019

I love this class! It gives me easy access to a wealth of information I wasn't taught in school, and it's the perfect pacing for me.

Instrutores

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Prof. dr. Petra Sijpesteijn

Professor of Arabic
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Sobre Universidade de Leiden

Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. Leiden University is the oldest university in the Netherlands. It was founded in February 1575, as a gift from William of Orange to the citizens of Leiden after they had withstood a long siege by the Spanish. Our motto is: Praesidium Libertatis — Bastion of Liberty....

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